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The town of Sleepy Hollow received a new teacher, Ichabod Crane (Will Rogers), from New York. Crane already knows of the legend of the phantom Headless Horseman and is sceptical about its truth. His teacing methods are harsh and he no sooner rubs the villagers the wrong way when he begins to see the famous apparition. The added royalty-free music is by Kevin MacLeod and is Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. If you reuse the film with the score please attribute using "Music: Kevin... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Headless...
This award winning animation accompanies improvised dialogue between Dizzy Gillespie and George Matthews, who play construction workers having a conversation during work. Their conversation turns to the threat of nuclear disaster and the potential for that to be cause by a technical mistake. This film won the 1962 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoon) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Cartoon, Nuclear Threat, Dizzy Gillespie, George Matthews, Faith and John Hubley, Academy Award...
Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Thriller, PRC, George Zucco, Lionel Atwill
HD version of the 1958 "B" horror feature. A newlywed couple move into the man's old home, which was previously inhabited by him and his previous wife. Strange happenings abound, leading the new wife to think she may be going mad. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: American International Pictures, B movies, horror, old house, skull, terror, newlywed horror
This is a classic b-Grade Sci-fi movie from 1953. Leonmard Maltin called it "the best of the So-Bad-it's-Good movies". Sometime shown in 3-d, always shown with a score by Elmer Bernstein, this picture is also known as "Rocket to the Moon". A group of space travellers find themselves landing on a hostile moon inhabited by beautiful women in tight black costumes and heavy eye makeup. COPYRIGHT NOTE: This film is public domain because of the failure of it's producer/copyright... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 31 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Cat-Women, Sonny Tufts, B-Grade, Elmer Bernstein
A collection of theatrical trailers for the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce "Sherlock Holmes" films. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Trailer, Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
Some different prints of the all-time classic. 1. Raw untouched video master - how the film has been seen on late night TV and PD video's and DVDs for years. 2. A remastered version of the film presented in HD. 3. Rare international widescreen theatrical release print presented 16:9 enhanced. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Published without a valid Copyright Notice. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000046101 PA reg. cancelled. Published pre ’78 without... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: horror, zombie, low budget, independent
This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Three Stooges, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Failed Pilot, Kinoscope
Original theatrical release version of this gory 70s horror classic featuring a number of well known screen actors in the cast. 16:9 enhanced widescreen. Copyright Status: Incomplete copyright notice. Never registered for copyright. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Horror, asylum, inmates, lunatics, doctors, ghost, murder, classic, John Carradine, Cannon Films,...
The original 1969 version of the film that was re-edited with new scenes in 1979 as "The Swap" and released again in 1989 as "Line of Fire". favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Robert De Niro, Cannon Films, Sam's Song, The Swap, Line of Fire
Full Title: Marvellous Melbourne - Queen City of the South An early documentary film about the City of Melbourne, then the interim capital city of Australia. Made in 1910. The director Charles Cozens Spencer was famous for his bushranger films: "Captain Starlight" (Robbery Under Arms), "Captain Midgnight - The Bush King", "The Life and Adventures of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger", "Dan Morgan, The Terror of the Australian Bush" (Mad Dog... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Documentaries, Australia, Melbourne
Captain Z-ro (starring and created by Roy Steffens) was a children's television space opera featuring the eponimous time traveller and his companion, Jet (Bruce Haynes), visiting many key figures from the past. Copyright Status: All episodes were registered as published films in 1955 and 1956. In order for the copyrights in these films to continue to operate, renewals needed to be lodged in the relevant calendar years 1983 and 1984. No such renewals were lodged and the episodes entered the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: space opera, science fiction, television, classic tv, children's TV, Captain Z-ro, heroes, time...
Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983. favoritefavorite ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Edward D Wood Jr, Mystery, Crime Thriller, Steve Reeves, Delores Fuller, Lyle Talbot, Ed Wood
Cecil B Demille's 1915 film of Prosper Merimee's 1845 novella (which was the basis of Bizet's famous opera.) Carmen, a gypsy woman, seduced lawyer Don Jose in an attempt to assist her clan's smuggling trade. Don Jose is obsessed with Carmen and turns to crime to maintain her attentions. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: crime, carmen, don jose, prosper merimee, cecil b demille, jesse lasky, romance, obsession, love,...
Legendary Valentino picture. Valentino stars as an Arabian who falls in love with an English woman in this classic silent picture. Visit the IMDB page here. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Rudolph Valentino, Adventure, Romance, The Sheik, Paramount, Jesse Lasky, Silent Films
Episode one of the series "The Dow Hour Of Great Mysteries" (31 Mar 1960) Kinescope recording of an elaborately staged television version of the often filmed 1922 Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts Rinehart play "The Bat". Hosted by Joseph N Welch. Starring: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards Jr, Margaret Hamilton. A sinister criminal known as "The Bat" tries to find stolen securities hidden in the rambling mansion owned by the deceased owner of a bank and rented by spinster... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: old house, old dark house, helen hayes, jason robards, margaret hamilton, nbc, dow hour of great...
An Episode of the Fu Manchu TV Series "Prisoner of Fu Manchu" (air date - Sept 3 1956) Starring Glen Gordon as Fu Manchu and Lester Matthews as Nayland Smith favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Fu Manchu, Sax Rohmer, Republic Television
The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production. The film is stylized as a documentary, informing viewers on details from the actual... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Lusitantia, Winsor McCay, Animation, History, World War I, Propaganda
Original theatircal trailer for legendary 1970 Grindhouse/Drive-in Horror Double "I Drink Your Blood" and "I Eat Your Skin" favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Trailers, Grindhouse, Drive-in, Horror, Double Features, Exploitation, Zombies, Hippies, Hippie...
This is Season 2 Episode 10 Original Air Date 14 November 1949 Based on a story By Dashiell Hammet CAST Stanley Ridges Wynne Gibson Theodore Newton Peggy French Richard Purdy Hildy Parks Robert Emhardt Seth Arnold William Lee Tony Pellerin Paul Porter Richard Robbins Abe Vigoda Roland Wood Charles Kuhn Features original Westinghouse ads/demonstrations with Betty Furness favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Studio One, Dashiell Hammett
George M Cohan stars in the 1917 film of his play based on the often filmed Earl Derr Biggers novel. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: George M Cohan, Baldpate, mystery, comedy, old house
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without Baum's direct input. It was created to fulfill a contractual obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been derived. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not appear in the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Wizard of Oz, 1910, L Frank Baum, Silent
Rare Sherlock Holmes film starring Raymond Massey as SHerlock Holmes. Lyn Harding who plays Dr Rylot later appeared as Moriarty in "Silver Blaze"/"Murder at the Baskervilles." favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Raymond Massey
A film noir exploration of the doppelganger theme. A criminal attempts to impersonate his psychiatrist double. Directed by Steve Sekely favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: film noir, paul henreid, Joan Bennet, Steve Sekely
A murderer, known as "The Black Ace", menaces a number of people staying in an old dark mansion. This 1933 picture features matinee idol Chester Morris as an author intent on writing a book about the notorious criminal. He visits criminal expert Thornton Drake to get more information about the case. When someone receives the killer's calling card (the "ace of spades") the mystery begins. This is a wonderfully entertaining old fashioned mystery movie with all the hallmarks -... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Chester Morris, old house, murder, mystery, writer
This is a rare episode of "You Asked For It", a program that originated in 1950 on the Du Mont Network, moved to the ABC network in the mid 50s, where it was cancelled in 1959, only to be revived three times in subsequent decades. The premise of the show was that viewers would choose the entertainment by writing in and requesting a program about a certain subject or featuring a certain personality, character or act. Many people cite this as the first example of reality TV because it... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Du Mont Network, ABC, You Asked For It, Bela Lugosi
In this crime thriller, Chaney plays a colonial police officer who infiltrates a criminal gang in order to find stolen jewels. favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lon Chaney Jr, B Movie, Black and White, Poverty Row
Rare lost episode of Mr Ed. One of only two episodes that are in the Public Domain. This episode is, essentially, an episode length public service announcement on behalf of the US treasury. Wilbur and Mr Ed extol the virtues of payroll saving plans and their benefits for the American way of life. Alan Young (Wilbur), Connie Hines (Carol), Mr Ed (Mr Ed), George O'Hanlon (The Electrician) Directed by Arthur Lubin IMDB page favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Mr Ed, Alan Young, Public Service Announcement, Bonds, Payroll, Rare, Lost Episode
In this crime thriller, Chaney plays a colonial police officer who infiltrates a criminal gang in order to find stolen jewels. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lon Chaney Jr, B Movie, Black and White, Poverty Row
Lon Chaney plays Blizzard, a deranged psychopath scarred by the childhood operation where a young doctor mistakingly amputated both of his legs. Hellbent on revenge Blizzard becomes a master criminal. This is one of Lon Chaney's most famous non-horror roles. This is copied from video mastered off a well worn home movie print. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Feature Films, Silent films, Lon Chaney, Wallace Worsley, Gouverneur Morris
Originally released Christmas 1910, this Edison production features Charles Ogle (Frankenstein) as Bob Cratchet. Remastered, retitled, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2010. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: 1910, Silent, Charles Dickens, Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Charles Ogle
Lon Chaney. Victor Jory and John Bromfield star in this nautically set variation on the Poe stories The Tell-Tale Heart and The Gold Bug. Three fishermen go in search of a treasure and it leads to murder. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Manfish, AAP, Lon Chaney Jr, Victor Jory, John Bromfield, Edgar Allan Poe, Murder, Guilt, Revenge,...
Episode 1 of the syndicated filmed series. Captain Z-Ro uses his time machine to protect humankind at various junctions in history. Public domain status: Registered as a published film 25 June 1955(LP11103). Not renewed. Subsequent copyright re-registration rejected in 1985: Captain Z-Ro/Christopher Columbus. By Captain Z-Ro Productions, Inc. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000216077 PA reg. cancelled. Title: Captain Z-Ro/Christopher Columbus. By Captain... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Sci - fi, Classic TV
"These are the TALONS of The Vampire Bat" This copy is sharper than the others that appear on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered: THE VAMPIRE BAT. 1933. 7 reels. Credits: Producer, Phil Goldstone; director, Frank Strayer; screen story, Edward T. Lowe; film editor, Otis Garrett. (c) Majestic Pictures Corp.; 19Jan33; LP3579. NO RENEWALS FOUND. There are two versions available for download: - NTSC (480p @ 24 fps) Run Time: 1:02:37 - PAL (576p @ 25 fps) Run... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: vampire, bat, horror, golden age, Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Dwight Frye, George E...
Cleopatra is a silent film created in 1912 by Helen Gardner and the Helen Gardner Picture Players. The film, in which Gardner stars in the title role, was based on a play written by Victorien Sardou. In a series of elaborately staged tableaux, it depicts Cleopatra (Gardner) and her love affairs, first with handsome fisherman-slave Pharon, then with Marc Antony. The film features lavish sets and costumes and at just over an hour, it was considered fairly lengthy. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Mar Antony, Helen Gardner, Charles Gaskill, Ancient Egypt, Ancient...
A rarity. Surviving extant fragments of the 1926 production based on Ernest Pascal's story "Egypt". Roughly 1/3 of the film missing. Most of the beginning middle and end of the film are present. All of the material is pieced together in the correct chronological order it appeared in the film. This is the final feature directed by Lois Weber. This film stars the legendary silent screen siren Billie Dove. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: silent, universal pictures, silent film, billie dove, lois weber, ernest pascal, egypt
An attempt to create a coherent narrative out of all surviving fragments of Australia's first feature length film. Sections from the final reel are heavily decomposed. Running at just over 20 minutes, this is possibly the longest available version. What the posters said: "A thrilling moving picture from start to finish" "The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN." Written and Directed by Charles Tait 1868-1933 Released: December 1906... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Australia, Bushrangers, Ned Kelly, Silent Film, Early Features, Lost Films, Fragments
During the first world war, a young American woman's boat is torpedoed by a German U-Boat. When she manages to return to her ancestral country of France, she witnesses the German atrocities first hand. This is Wallace Beery's first screen appearance (he plays a German soldier) Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Hobart Bosworth, Ben Alexander Directed by Cecil B Demille An Artcraft Picture favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: war, world war I, first world war, france, germany, america, u boat, torpedo, silent film, feture...
During the California gold rush, a young woman travels to the west coast to live with her uncle. When she arrives she discovers he has been killed by the natives and his identity and property taken by a notorious outlaw. Stars Mary Pickford Produced and Directed by Cecil B Demille An Artcraft Picture favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Mary Pickford, Cecil B Demille, Artcraft Pictures, identity, murder, revenge, criminal, outlaw,...
Cecil B Demille's first feature film as a director and producer From Wikipedia: Directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille and produced by DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, the screenplay was adapted by Beulah Marie Dix from the 1905 stage play, of the same name, written by Edwin Milton Royle. This first screen version of the story was the legendary DeMille's first movie assignment. It also holds the distinction of being the first feature-length movie filmed specifically in Hollywood. It was not... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: silent, cecil b demille, jesse lasky, paramount
Cecil B Demille's silent feature film version of Owen Wister's novel "The Virginian" starring Dustin Farnum. A cowboy romances the local school teacher and helps apprehend a gang of cattle rustlers. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: cecil b demille, jess lasky, paramount, famous players, silent film, feature film, western, dustin...
L Frank Baum's film of his fairy tale "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" Violet MacMillan...Ojo, a Munchkin Boy Frank Moore...Unc Nunkie, Ojo's Guardian Raymond Russell...Dr. Pipt, the Crooked Magician Leontine Dranet...Margolotte, his wife, who makes the Patchwork Girl Bobbie Gould...Jesseva, his daughter, betrothed to Danx Marie Wayne...Jinjur, a Maid in the Emerald City Richard Rosson...Danx, a Noble Munchkin (as Dick Rosson) Frank Bristol...The Soldier with the Green Whiskers (Omby Amby)... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Oz, Wizard of Oz, L Frank Baum